Tamborine National Park offers several popular picnic and day-use areas. No rubbish bins are provided so you will need to take your rubbish home with you.
Cedar Creek section facilities
Access to this section is via Cedar Creek Falls Road. There is a level crossing just before the car parking area, which can flood temporarily after heavy rains. Near the start of the track are two large picnic areas surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees. Facilities include a picnic shelter with assisted wheelchair access to tables, toilets, barbecues and parking for mini buses. There is no access for larger vehicles such as coach buses, motor homes or caravans at Cedar Creek Picnic Area.
Joalah section facilities
Joalah (Aboriginal for “The haunt of the lyrebird”) is located at the headwaters of Cedar Creek and can be accessed from both Eagle Heights Road and Dapsang Drive car park. A toilet block and large vehicle parking is provided at the Dapsang Drive car park, however, there are no picnic facilities at this site.
MacDonald section facilities
Car parking for the MacDonald section is on Wongawallen Road, off Tamborine–Oxenford Road (off the upper roundabout of “Gallery Walk”). There are no barbecues or toilets at this site, however just across the road is the “TM Heritage Museum”, so facilities are at hand during opening times. At the park entrance you will find picnic tables and a small covered area.
Palm Grove section facilities
The main access point to this section is from Palm Grove Avenue, or alternatively from the end of Curtis Road East. At either access there is no parking for buses and caravans. Picnic tables can be found at the Palm Grove Avenue access.
The Knoll section facilities
Access to this section is via Main Street which turns into Knoll Road. Stick to the left at the fork. The parking area is small, not suitable for large vehicles and provides only very limited turning space. Picnic facilities include a large covered area, picnic tables and gas barbecues. The setting is very picturesque, with tall open forest. You will find spectacular views to Brisbane and Flinders Peak from the northern end of the picnic area.
Witches Falls section facilities
Access to Witches Falls section is very easy on Main Western Road. There are numerous picnic areas in this section with electric and wood-fired barbecues, also wheelchair accessible picnic tables and toilets. The southern end of the picnic area offers parking for larger vehicles including coach buses.